September 7 - 13, 2010
Ronald McDonald House Charities Day of Change, Sept. 9 Ronald McDonald House Charities encourages McDonald’s customers around the world to participate in RMHC Day of Change on Sept. 9. Customers will have the opportunity to make a big difference with small change at McDonald’s restaurants. Supporters are invited to visit a local participating McDonald’s restaurant and drop spare change in a donation box. Check your pockets, car seats and couches — most likely you will find some spare change. In fact, it is estimated there is about $15 billion worth of unproductive spare change lying around the U.S. Now, imagine putting these coins to work — investing them in an organization that impacts more than 4 million children per year. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida visit online at <www.rmhcsouthflorida.org>.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH $7 ADMISSIONS For the entire month of September, admission to the Miami Children’s Museum with all of its great programs will be just $7 for all Florida residents. This is almost a 50 percent savings over regular Museum admission. Miami Children’s Museum, located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island, and
its lovable mascot Michimu have decided to give gifts to their Florida fans instead of receiving them. The $7 September Birthday admission includes access to all of the museum’s many interactive exhibits including the newly refurbished Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship, the Multi Cultural Teddy Bears, Music and Art galleries, and the huge Sandcastle slide. Don’t forget to help Michimu celebrate his birthday on Sunday, Sept. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be games, arts and crafts, and a host of other activities throughout the day. Help Michimu blow out the candles. For more information contact the museum at 305-373-KIDS or visit online at <www.miamichildrensmuseum.org>.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Consider participating in the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” program by doing something as simple as driving someone with cancer to his or her treatment. Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The lack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many need daily or weekly treatment and they don’t have a car or are too ill to drive themselves.
COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS The Road to Recovery program provides volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to and from these life-saving treatments. Requirements for volunteering include having a good driving record, a valid driver’s license, and a vehicle in a good working condition. People interested in volunteering for Road to Recovery can call toll-free, 1-800-2272345 or the local office at 305-779-2844. For more information on how you can help, visit online at <www.cancer.org>.
GIRLS COALITION’S GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED SEPT. 16 The Girls Coalition will be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, Sept.16, at the United Way located at 3250 SW Third Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are just $10 for Coalition members and $25 for non-members. The Girls Coalition aims at becoming the premier vehicle in this community for networking for girl-serving organizations and collaborative organizing, providing profes-
sional development opportunities, increasing awareness of services available for girls and providing a united advocacy voice on issues that affect girls. Grant writing refers to the practice of completing formal and or informal application processes by one party, often a nonprofit entity, educational institution or business — but also by individuals to another party such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. This informative interactive workshop provides insight on grant writing including a presentation on How to Find New Funding Sources and Logic Models/Outcomes. For more information, email Vivian at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit online at <www.girlscoalitionmiami.org>.
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